Franklin County Sheriff

Sheriff Zach Scott

Sheriff Zach Scott was raised in Franklin County. After graduating from Hamilton Township High School, he continued his studies at Franklin University where he earned his degree in Organizational Leadership and Business Administration. In 2014, Sheriff Scott completed the Senior Executives in State & Local Government Program at Harvard University's John Kennedy School.

Sheriff Scott was appointed Sheriff in July 2011 and elected in 2012. During his 30-year tenure with the Sheriff's Office, Sheriff Scott worked in Corrections, Narcotics and Vice Unit, SWAT Team, Detective Bureau and Community Relations Unit. Sheriff Scott was the lead detective on the Sheriff's Office's largest international, non-task force drug seizure as well as other investigations. The investigations include, but are not limited to the following: the I-270 Serial Shooter, the Caulley murders and the Conway gang murders. Several of Sheriff Scott's homicide investigations have been featured on Court T.V., A&E and the Discovery Channel. In 2015, the Ohio High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Executive Board unanimously selected Sheriff Scott as a member.

Sheriff Scott is the recipient of numerous awards ranging from Buckeye State Sheriff's Deputy of the Year, Two-Time Crime Stoppers Officer of the Year, Medals of Valor from the Buckeye State Sheriff's Association, Medal of Valor from the National Sheriff's Association, Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Award, Purple Heart, Commendations and Merits. Sheriff Scott has always been conscious of giving back to the community from which he has benefited. He sits on the Franklin University Criminal Justice Advisory Board and the Board of Directors for Nationwide Children's Hospital Center for Family Safety and Healing.

Sheriff Scott's vast work experience and commitment to leadership both on the street, in the classroom, in the court room and in the Office of Sheriff have prepared him to handle the numerous challenges that confront today's leaders in law enforcement.